Stunning meteor lights up the sky over Europe

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Cell phone and security cameras captured video of a brilliant meteor that raced across the night sky over Portugal and Spain on Saturday evening.

The bright green fireball, confirmed by the European Space Agency to be a piece of a comet, appeared at 6:46 p.m. local time.

Scientists estimate it was traveling at around 100,000 miles per hour and likely burned up over the Atlantic Ocean roughly 38 miles above the Earth.

“Our Planetary Defence Office are currently analysing the size and trajectory of the object to assess the chance that any material made it to the surface,” the ESA posted on X, formerly Twitter, adding later that it was unlikely any fragments of the meteor would be found.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.